LA GUERRILLA

LA GUERRILLA

Mannheim, Baden-Württemberg, DEU
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LA GUERRILLA is an International Explosive Pop Collective from Austin Texas, which blends sounds from different backgrounds, and hemispheres. From trip-hop punk, to gipsy rock, to latin pop, to ska techno, a true tour de force of World music. Energetic, and original performances enhance every show.

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Biography

"Throw any kind of descriptors at La Guerrilla Latin rock, funk, pop, soul, hip-hop and they'll all stick. But probably the best way to convey what the genre-bending six-piece sounds like is to put it this way: it's a band where members who individually love Gogol Bordello, Bjrk, Flaming Lips, At the Drive In and Chico Mann can feel at home with one another." - Chad Swiatecki, Austin American Statesman 

Originated in Austin, TX, circa 2009; La Guerrilla is songwriter, and artist, Enrique Rumiche's brainchild. His previous solo project was called "La Guerrilla de Lilliput", but got shortened after many venues, and followers only remembered the first or last part of the name. 
 
As the sole songwriter, composer, designer, Enrique Rumiche is responsible for the direction of this International Collective. Influenced by many 80's and 90's one hit wonders plus International POP music and artists like Manu Chao, Arcade Fire, The Clash, Banksy, Bjork, Soda Stereo, Dr. Dre, Ruben Blades, Massive Attack, Cafe Tacvba, Bowie, Michael Jackson, ATDI, Sinatra, Yann Tiersen, and many more, Rumiche started his project with a simple Roland beatbox and his acoustic guitar. Placing adds on craigslist, meeting musicians at parties and open mics, he started adding more instruments to his repertoire. 
After every recording the collective becomes a revolving door of artists that add to the power, and passion of the music for the live shows.

When it comes down to the stage, La Guerrilla finds it absurd to just play rehearsed melodies with musical instruments to an audience. Instead the experience is enhanced by props, from phaser amplified motorcycle helmets, to piata bubble heads, to toy accordions, to simple signs stating "How much of your shit is made in China?". The goal is to make proper use of a stage and to give the audience more than just music. 

The band has released 2 E.P.'s with much success in the Central Texas region. Selling over 1500 copies so far without having released a full length. 
Internationally, their second EP "Adios Lala Land?" has earned them Worldwide, Mexican, and Colombian blogs like bestfestivals.net and about.com to feature La Guerrilla on their articles, reviews, and music. Moreover, their first EP "La guerrilla" got the attention of NPR radio, where their single "Ganas no me faltan" is featured on the NPR Latin Alternative show. La Guerrilla is also on Mexican radio on "Orbita 106.7 FM" in Juarez, Mexico, and in Central Texas stations.  
In addition, their video for "Erika" has been featured on ARE! magazine (Spain), VINIL magazine (Mexico), and blogs throughout Texas. Even, a zumba instructor from California choreographed a routine on La Guerrilla music, which now is being used as their official video for "Los Besos". 
 
They have shared the stage with Ozomatli, George Clinton and P Funk, Filter, Plastilina Mosh's Rosso, Federico Aubuele, Kinky Friedman, Charanga Cakewalk, The Bright light Social Hour and more. Indeed the band is a FESTIVAL band, from the Crawfish Festival, to Pachanga Fest, to official ACL parties, SXSW performances, the Texas Book Festival, Warped Tour, to a FORMULA 1 World Race show, they've done it all with success! 
 
After having recorded two E.P.'s they are now currently working on their first Full length, already collaborating with members of Black Joe Lewis, grammy award winners Grupo Fantasma, Atash, and David Boyle (Justin Timberlake, Bebel Gilberto, Robert Plant) . In the end this is a fun band with a message of empowerment through being one self.


Lyrics

High

Written By: Enrique Rumiche

Making me feel the high
Making me feel alright
Making me feel I’m on the open road got nothing left behind oh no!

What could it be inside me?
That makes me feel this high
Even when things don’t seem to go my way they always fall in their right place

Cause when I let all go
The answer’s in my hands
When I let all go
No accidents take place
When I let go

Making me feel the high
Making me feel it at times
And at times I wonder why so many things go wrong in the midst of life

There may not seem like logic
It may not be that bright
Whatever it is I’m going with the flow this time again

Cause when I let all go
The answer’s in my hands
When I let all go
No accidents take place

I can go on and on
Into the world that’s around
I can go on and on
Knowing that nothing goes wrong
When I let go

Tabla Surfer

Written By: Enrique Rumiche

TABLA SURFER

Cuando estaba chiquito mama me llevaba a las playas la Costa de Lima Limon
Pegate a esa ola
Pegate al mar
Y rueda sin parar

En mi tabla surfer
(y a ver conmigo)

Y es verdad que la vida es una ola
Es verdad hay que rodar
Por lo menos tengo mi boggie en el mar
Por lo menos tengo mi boggie , paca!
Esa chica en la playa esos chicos que la miran
Esa chica en la playa esos tombos que la miran
Pegate a esa ola
Pegate al mar
Y rueda sin parar

En mi tabla surfer
(y a ver conmigo)

Out of Control

Written By: Enrique Rumiche

VERSE
She thinks she's out of control
showing me something I ain't seen before
Out of control
showing me something I ain't seen before...
Oh baby don't you know what I've done?
But, I let her think that she's out of control

VERSE
She says I bet it feels good
to do something like this
Bet it feels good, bet it feels right to do something like this with me
Oh baby don't you know where I've been?
But, I let her think I ain’t done nothing like this

BRIDGE
Wow
Y eso que va pegando sin mucha cosa, ni mucha pena, ni mucha prisa

VERSE
Out of control
showing me something I ain't seen before
Baby would you please just hush?
I'm not new to this sort of thing
But I have to admit, that she's out of this world.

BRIDGE
Y eso que va pegando sin mucha cosa, ni mucha prisa, ni mucha pena

OUTRO
Yeah I have to admit, that she's out of this world.

Los Besos

Written By: Enrique Rumiche

CHORUS
mmm poquito a poco
yo me como los besos que te provoco
y cuando me los lamo no me equivoco
porque me doy mas cuenta que estamos locos
solitos los dos

VERSE
Apurate antes que vengan esos actos de conciencia
que nos hacen dar mas cuenta donde estamos
de la situacion actual en que vivimos
mejor sigamonos besando

No puedo ser esclavo de un dinero
ni de ningun noticiero que le heche la culpa a la humanidad

CHORUS
mmm poquito a poco
yo me como los besos que te provoco
y cuando me los lamo no me equivoco
porque me doy mas cuenta que estamos locos
solitos los dos

BRIDGE
y yo le pido a Dios que por lo menos me haga saber que el sigue alli
le ruego que, le pido a Dios que por lo menos me haga saber que el sigue alli

VERSE
Y es que entre tanta democracia
muchos siguen explotados
unos arriba otros abajo
Mientras la tierra se desgasta... hmmm
mejor sigamonos besando

No puedo ser esclavo del dinero
ni de ningun noticiero que le heche la culpa a la humanidad

CHORUS

SOLO/VERSE

BRIDGE
OUTRO

Ganas no me faltan

Written By: Enrique Rumiche

VERSE
Ganas no me faltan
para salir de esta amor
ganas no me faltan

Y si yo pudiera
crecer un par de alas hoy
yo volaria y volaria para estar lejos de aqui

CHORUS
Sin embargo yo asi
encuentro la forma de seguir aqui
de pasarla bien amor

INTRO

VERSE 2
Ganas no me faltan
pa mejorar la situacion
ganas no me faltan

Y si yo pudiera
crecer un par de alas hoy
yo volaria y volaria para estar lejos de aqui

CHORUS 2
Sin embargo yo asi
encuentro la forma de seguir con todo.. Oooh.

BRIDGE
Quisieran verme derrotado
pero saben que nunca sera asi
por lo que llevo aqui

BREAKDOWN
OUTRO

World Party One

Written By: Enrique Rumiche

VERSE
Take them out
And take control
The situation is getting worse
You gotta be more consequential man
You gotta show off your power

I’d like to see you calm
And ready to let go all that drama (yeah let go that trauma)
But instead you boom bam boogie (boom bam boogie)
instead of your boom bang boogie

BRIDGE
That’s right
You gotta show your point of view
You gotta show off your power
You gotta show your point of view
You’d better chill cause

CHORUS
Oh what the hell let go
Come on and dance away
World party number one is at your doorstep

VERSE
Didn't say I told you so
But the situation is now even worse
You had to be more consequential man
You had to show some muscle

Dejate llevar por los caminos del sol
que iluminan el sendero de los pueblos de hoy
la esperanza es solo un ritmo mundial
asi que escuchalo, menealo y pontelo a saltar right now!

BRIGDGE

REGGAE BREAKDOWN
Ese sistema no te viene a ti ya
Ese sistema no nos viene aqui ma
Y si no cuidamos a esta tierra que nos ama
tendremos que aprender a amar a Marte Amarte
CHORUS / BRIDGE

Lo Mato

Written By: Enrique Rumiche

VERSE
Y Aunque el universo empiece de nuevo
Y aunque todos quemen todo su dinero
Asi Dios tambien se desaparezca
sobrevivire lo que venga un terrible absurdo o que se yo
pero sin tu respirar el mundo no tiene porque girar

No tendria caso mujer

CHORUS
Y lo mato
si este mundo no tuviera tu ser lo mato
todito
Este coro mata...

VERSE
Asi pierda todo lo que yo tenga
mi pais, mi son y mis amistades
Asi mi cabeza pierda su cuerpo
sobrevivo lo que venga un terrible absurdo o que se yo
pero sin tu palpitar el mundo no tiene porque girar

No tendria caso mujer

CHORUS
Y lo mato
si este mundo no tuviera tu ser lo mato
todito

BRIDGE
No imagino mujer este mundo sin mares
No imagino mujer esta tierra sin males
Y asi pronto llegue el fin del mundo sin ti yo lo empiezo a acabar

CHORUS
Lo mato
si este mundo no tuviera tu ser lo mato
todito
si sen~or

En Cualquier Momento

Written By: Enrique Rumiche

VERSE
Ahora que no estas aquí
En la habitación
Ahora que sabemos a quien le va peor
Digo yo

No es que haya perdido el fin
fin de la razon
Sin embargo voy
Buscandote por alli
Por tu olor

CHORUS
Y en cualquier momento me vuelves a ver
Y en cualquier momento me vuelves a ver
Y cualquier dia de estos me vuelves a ver
Sin dudar

VERSE

Y ahora que si estas aqui
por la calle vas
con el tonto aquel
por la esquina de mis ojos
y mi mente

No es que sea un loco de esos
muy normal de lejos
que a pocos se atreva
a arruinarte el dia de hoy
a ti no!.

CHORUS
Y en cualquier momento me vuelves a ver!
Y en cualquier momento me vuelves a ver
Y cualquier dia de estos me vuelves a ver
Sin dudar

OUTRO
Muy normal de lejos pero que me acerco y grite y lo golpee asi por ti ha!
Que te crees tu que voy a ser tu muneco de trapo otra vez
para que juegues como nina inmadura!
Nah! Na, na, na…

Erika

Written By: Enrique Rumiche

VERSE
Erika I want to runaway with you
Anywhere, and I promise that I'd be truth
We could go anytime, then built a better place for us
But Erika I want to runaway with you tonight

CHORUS
And if the whole world's against our plans
and no one believes in what we've got
then before we go
we'll leave a trace or two
so that no one forgets
(that's right)

VERSE 2
Erika I want to runaway with you
Anywhere, and I promise that I'd be truth
We could go anytime, then built a better place for us
but Erika I want to runaway with you tonight

CHORUS 2 / VIOLIN SOLO

And, before we go
we'll make new history
so that no one forgets
about you and me... oh no!

BREAKDOWN

OUTRO
Erika I want to runaway with you
Anywhere, and I promise that I'd be truth to you...

Blueprint

Written By: Enrique Rumiche

VERSE
I could never even try to think about the words you said
when you considered it done
I could never even try to justify the words you said
mistreating stargaze falls

CHORUS
When in your arms
I felt life
And in your lips
My blueprint

AFTER CHORUS
But how would I’ve known baby...
It was just for that night

INTRO

VERSE 2
Ask me again tomorrow as if you want to make an appeal
I might just change my mind
I could never classify the feeling that you gave to me
I’ll learn to keep it safe

CHORUS 2
Cause in your arms
I felt life
And in your lips
My blueprint

AFTER CHORUS 2
But how would I’ve known baby...
It was just for that night

OUTRO
And I’ll be singing..

Discography

ADIOS LALA LAND? (E.P.). Latebloomer Entertainment 2011.

LA GUERRILLA E.P. (Online Edited version) on on iTunes, Rhapsody, Napster, Amazon, eMusic. etc. Latebloomer Entertainment 2009.

LA GUERRILLA E.P. Latebloomer Entertainment 2009.

GUERRILLA OF LILLIPUT - Maxi Single. Latebloomer Entertainment 2008.

Set List

Our set list varies according to venue and show length. We accommodate as much as possible to fit the occasion, we do strip down to do acoustic sets. Our songlist consists mainly of original material and the occasional cover (Spanish or English).